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Michels Corporation

Michels Corporation – Excellence in Performance

Michels Corporation is proud of the countless projects they have completed since its inception in 1959.

As part of their storied history, Michels has operated in Canada since 1997 and has also completed work in Israel, Trinidad, Guam, Cuba, Mexico and the Marshall Islands. Michels has been officially recognized for excellence in the projects listed below:

  • 2011 PLCAC Safety Performance Award of Excellence - Michels Canada received the James L. Abraham Safety Performance Award of Excellence from the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada. Michels received the award for having the lowest lost-time accident frequency rate in the Specialty Contractor (Horizontal Directional Drilling) with More than 20,000 Man-Hours Worked. Michels lost no time to accidents. Michels Canada is based in Nisku, Alberta. The award was presented during the PLCAC Annual Convention in Whistler, British Columbia.
  • 2010 Vice President’s Safety Award Keystone Pipeline - In March of 2010, Michels was again honored by TransCanada at their annual Safety Summit with the “Keystone Pipeline Vice President’s Award.”
  • 2009 Project Development Pipeline Construction Safety Award for Best Safety Performance ConocoPhillips - Michels is awarded this prestigious award based on safety performance. The Award is based on several categories including OSHA Recordable Incident Rate, lost work day case rate, ratio of near miss report/1000 man hours, number of executive participants in New Employee Orientations/Weekly Safety meetings, number of executive participants in tailgate/JSA meetings and number of executive contacts with individual worker where “Immediate Positive Reinforcement” was given.
  • 2008 Vice President’s Safety Award Keystone Pipeline - In recognition of the leadership in safety and performance Michels displayed on the Keystone Pipeline Project, the company was presented with one of the very first “Keystone Pipeline Vice President’s Safety Awards.”
  • 2008 Project of the Year Western Builder Magazine - Michels won Western Builder Magazine’s 2008 Project of the Year competition for constructing 252 miles of pipeline for Enbridge Energy’s Southern Access project. The job included a Wisconsin-record tunnel spanning 80 inches in diameter and more than 1,000 feet in length.
  • 2008 Project of the Year Trenchless Technology Magazine - Michels won Trenchless Technology’s 2008 Project of the Year competition for rehabilitating nearly 1,900 feet of badly deteriorated 48-inch pipe near Shingleton, California, for the Bear Creek Power Generating Station.
  • 2004 Project of the Year Trenchless Technology Magazine - Michels won Trenchless Technology’s 2004 Project of the Year competition for its work on a natural gas hubline project near Boston for Duke Energy. Michels completed installations of 30-inch steel pipe in lengths ranging from 1,500 feet to 4,870 feet.
  • 2004 Project of the Year Trenchless Technology Magazine - Michels was honored for its new installation work on the Beaver Water District Intake Expansion project in Lowell, Arkansas. The project required drill and blast construction of twin 30-foot diameter and 95-foot deep intake shafts through caustic limestone and shale.
  • 2002 Award of Excellence Consulting Engineers of Alberta - Michels received this honor for its directional drilling work on the Forest Lawn Siphon Project in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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